Students already familiarized with the concept of how to represent fractions on the number line, in this chapter they will learn to represent the Decimal Numbers on the number line. The first half of the chapter explains tenths, hundredths and comparing decimals.
 Every decimal can be written as a fraction.
 Every fraction with denominator 10 can be written in decimal notation and viceversa.
 Every fraction with denominator 100 can be written in decimal notation and viceversa.
 Any two decimal numbers can be compared among themselves.
 The comparison can start with the whole part. If the whole parts are equal then the tenth parts can be compared and so on.
And the later part deals with the concept of Addition of Numbers with Decimals and Subtraction of Decimals.
Understanding of the chapter is made easier as it contains various solved examples and a detailed explanation of every topic.
The chapter will also make students learn the concept of Using Decimals as it is used in many ways in our lives. For example, in representing units of Money, Length, and Weight.
This chapter is vast containing a total of 6 unsolved exercises.
For quick revision, important points of the chapter Decimals are listed in the end.
Page No 167:
Question 1:
Write the following as numbers in the given table.
(a)
(b)
Hundreds(100) 
Tens (10) 
Ones (1) 
Tenths 
Answer:
It may be observed that
Row 
Hundreds 
Tens 
Ones 
Tenths 
a. 
0 
3 
1 
2 
b. 
1 
1 
0 
4 
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Question 2:
Write the following decimals in the place value table.
(a) 19.4 (b) 0.3
(c) 10.6 (d) 205.9
Answer:
Decimal 
Hundreds 
Tens 
Ones 
Tenths 
19.4 
0 
1 
9 
4 
0.3 
0 
0 
0 
3 
10.6 
0 
1 
0 
6 
205.9 
2 
0 
5 
9 
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Question 3:
Write each of the following as decimals:
(a) Seventenths (b) Two tens and ninetenths
(c) Fourteen point six (d) One hundred and two ones
(e) Six hundred point eight
Answer:
(a) Seventenths = = 0.7
(b) Two tens and ninetenths = 20 + = 20.9
(c) Fourteen point six = 14.6
(d) One hundred and two ones = 100 + 2 = 102.0
(e) Six hundred point eight = 600.8
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Question 4:
Write each of the following as decimals:
(a) (b)
(c) (d)
(e) (f)
(g) (h)
(i) (j)
(k)
Answer:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
(h)
(i)
(j)
(k)
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Question 5:
Write the following decimals as fractions. Reduce the fractions to lowest form.
(a) 0.6 (b) 2.5 (c) 1.0 (d) 3.8
(e) 13.7 (f) 21.2 (g) 6.4
Answer:
(a)
(b)
(c) 1.0 = 1
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
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Question 6:
Express the following as cm using decimals.
(a) 2 mm (b) 30 mm
(c) 116 mm (d) 4 cm 2 mm
(e) 162 mm (f) 83 mm
Answer:
It is known that 1cm = 10 mm
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
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Question 7:
Between which two whole numbers on the number line are the given numbers lie? Which of these whole numbers is nearer the number?
(a) 0.8 (b) 5.1
(c) 2.6 (d) 6.4
(e) 9.1 (f) 4.9
Answer:
(a) 0.8 lies between 0 and 1, and is nearer to 1.
(b) 5.1 lies between 5 and 6, and is nearer to 5.
(c) 2.6 lies between 2 and 3, and is nearer to 3.
(d) 6.4 lies between 6 and 7, and is nearer to 6.
(e) 9.1 lies between 9 and 10, and is nearer to 9.
(f) 4.9 lies between 4 and 5, and is nearer to 5.
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Question 8:
Show the following numbers on the number line.
(a) 0.2 (b) 1.9
(c) 1.1 (d) 2.5
Answer:
(a) 0.2 represents a point between 0 and 1 on number line, such that the
space between 0 and 1 is divided into 10 equal parts. Hence, each equal part will be equal to onetenth. Now, 0.2 is the second point between 0 and 1.
(b) 1.9 represents a point between 1 and 2 on number line, such that the
space between 1 and 2 is divided into 10 equal parts. Hence, each equal part will be equal to onetenth. Now, 1.9 is the ninth point between 1 and 2.
(c) 1.1 represents a point between 1 and 2 on number line, such that the
space between 1 and 2 is divided into 10 equal parts. Hence, each equal part will be equal to onetenth. Now, 1.1 is the first point between 1 and 2.
(d) 2.5 represents a point between 2 and 3 on number line, such that the
space between 2 and 3 is divided into 10 equal parts. Hence, each equal part will be equal to onetenth. Now, 2.5 is the fifth point between 2 and 3.
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Question 9:
Write the decimal number represented by the points A, B, C, D on the given number line?
Answer:
Point A represents 0.8.
Point B represents 1.3.
Point C represents 2.2.
Point D represents 2.9.
Video Solution for decimals (Page: 168 , Q.No.: 9)
NCERT Solution for Class 6 maths  decimals 168 , Question 9
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Question 10:
(a) The length of Ramesh’s notebook is 9 cm 5 mm. What will be its length in cm?
(b) The length of a young gram plant is 65 mm. Express its length in cm.
Answer:
(a) The length of Ramesh’s notebook is 9 cm 5 mm.
Therefore, the length in cm is
(b) The length of a gram plant is 65 mm.
Therefore, the length in cm is
Page No 173:
Question 1:
Complete the table with the help of these boxes and use decimals to write the number.
(a)
(b)
(c)
Ones 
Tenths 
Hundredths 
Number 

(a) 
 
 
 
 
(b) 
 
 
 
 
(c) 
 
 
 
 
Answer:
Row 
Ones 
Tenths 
Hundredths 
Numbers 
(a) 
0 
2 
6 
0.26 
(b) 
1 
3 
8 
1.38 
(c) 
1 
2 
8 
1.28 
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Question 2:
Write the numbers given in the following place value table in decimal form.
Hundreds 100 
Tens 10 
Ones 1 
Tenths 
Hundredths 
Thousandths 

(a) 
0 
0 
3 
2 
5 
0 
(b) 
1 
0 
2 
6 
3 
0 
(c) 
0 
3 
0 
0 
2 
5 
(d) 
2 
1 
1 
9 
0 
2 
(e) 
0 
1 
2 
2 
4 
1 
Answer:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
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Question 3:
Write the following decimals in the place value table.
(a) 0.29 (b) 2.08 (c) 19.60 (d) 148.32
(e) 200.812
Answer:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
Row 
Hundreds 
Tens 
Ones 
Tenths 
Hundredths 
Thousandths 
(a) 
0 
0 
0 
2 
9 
0 
(b) 
0 
0 
2 
0 
8 
0 
(c) 
0 
1 
9 
6 
0 
0 
(d) 
1 
4 
8 
3 
2 
0 
(e) 
2 
0 
0 
8 
1 
2 
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Question 4:
Write each of the following decimals.
(a) (b)
(c) (d)
(e)
Answer:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
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Question 5:
Write each of the following decimals in words.
(a) 0.03 (b) 1.20
(c) 108.56 (d) 10.07
(e) 0.032 (f) 5.008
Answer:
(a) 0.03 = zero point zero three
(b) 1.20 = one point two zero
(c) 108.56 = one hundred eight point five six
(d) 10.07 = ten point zero seven
(e) 0.032 = zero point zero three two
(f) 5.008 = five point zero zero eight
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Question 6:
Between which two numbers in tenths place on the number line does each of the given number lie?
(a) 0.06 (b) 0.45
(c) 0.19 (d) 0.66
(e) 0.92 (f) 0.57
Answer:
(a) 0.06 0 and 0.1
(b) 0.45 0.4 and 0.5
(c) 0.19 0.1 and 0.2
(d) 0.66 0.6 and 0.7
(e) 0.92 0.9 and 1.0
(f) 0.57 0.5 and 0.6
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Question 7:
Write as fractions in lowest terms.
(a) 0.60 (b) 0.05
(c) 0.75 (d) 0.18
(e) 0.25 (f) 0.125
(g) 0.066
Answer:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)
(g)
Page No 175:
Question 1:
Which is greater?
(a) 0.3 or 0.4 (b) 0.07 or 0.02
(c) 3 or 0.8 (d) 0.5 or 0.05
(e) 1.23 or 1.2 (f) 0.099 or 0.19
(g) 1.5 or 1.50 (h) 1.431 or 1.490
(i) 3.3 or 3.300 (j) 5.64 or 5.603
Answer:
(a) 0.3 or 0.4
The whole parts of these numbers are same. It can be seen that the tenth part of 0.4 is greater than that of 0.3.
Hence, 0.4 > 0.3
(b) 0.07 and 0.02
Here, both numbers have same parts up to the tenth place. However, the hundredth part of 0.07 is greater than that of 0.02.
Hence, 0.07 > 0.02
(c) 3 or 0.8
It can be seen that the whole part of 3 is greater than that of 0.8.
Hence, 3 > 0.8
(d) 0.5 or 0.05
The whole parts of these numbers are same. It can be seen that the tenth part of 0.5 is greater than that of 0.05.
Hence, 0.5 > 0.05
(e) 1.23 or 1.20
Here, both numbers have same parts up to the tenth place. However, the hundredth part of 1.23 is greater than that of 1.20.
Hence, 1.23 > 1.20
(f) 0.099 or 0.19
The whole parts of these numbers are same. It can be seen that the tenth part of 0.19 is greater than that of 0.099.
Hence, 0.099 < 0.19
(g) 1.5 or 1.50
Here, both numbers have the same parts up to the tenth place. Also, there is no digit at hundredth place of 1.5. This implies that this digit will be 0, which is same as the digit at the hundredth place of 1.50. Therefore, both these numbers are equal.
(h) 1.431 or 1.490
Here, both numbers have the same parts up to the tenth place. However, the hundredth part of 1.490 is greater than that of 1.431.
Hence, 1.431 < 1.490
(i) 3.3 or 3.300
Here, both numbers have the same parts up to the tenth place. Also, there is no digit at hundredth and thousandth place of 3.3. This implies that these digits are 0, which are the same as the digits at the hundredth and thousandth place of 3.300. Therefore, both these numbers are equal.
(j) 5.64 or 5.603
Here, both numbers have the same parts up to the tenth place. However, the hundredth part of 5.64 is greater than that of 5.603.
Hence, 5.640 > 5.603
Page No 177:
Question 1:
Express as rupees using decimals.
(a) 5 paise (b) 75 paise
(c) 20 paise (d) 50 rupees 90 paise
(e) 725 paise
Answer:
It is known that there are 100 paise in 1 rupee.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
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Question 2:
Express as metres using decimals.
(a) 15 cm (b) 6 cm
(c) 2 m 45 cm (d) 9 m 7 cm
(e) 419 cm
Answer:
It is known that there are 100 cm in 1 metre.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
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Question 3:
Express as cm using decimals.
(a) 5 mm (b) 60 mm
(c) 164 mm (d) 9 cm 8 mm
(e) 93 mm
Answer:
It is known that there are 10 mm in 1 cm.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
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Question 4:
Express as km using decimals.
(a) 8 m (b) 88 m
(c) 8888 m (d) 70 km 5 m
Answer:
It is known that there are 1000 metres in 1 km.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
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Question 5:
Express as kg using decimals.
(a) 2 g (b) 100 g
(c) 3750 g (d) 5 kg 8 g
(e) 26 kg 50 g
Answer:
It is known that there are 1000 grams in 1 kg.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
Page No 179:
Question 1:
Find the sum in each of the following:
(a) 0.007 + 8.5 + 30.08
(b) 15 + 0.632 + 13.8
(c) 27.076 + 0.55 + 0.004
(d) 25.65 + 9.005 + 3.7
(e) 0.75 + 10.425 + 2
(f) 280.69 + 25.2 + 38
Answer:
(a) 0.007 + 8.5 + 30.08
(b) 15 + 0.632 + 13.8
(c) 27.076 + 0.55 + 0.004
(d) 25.65 + 9.005 + 3.7
(e) 0.75 + 10.425 + 2
(f) 280.69 + 25.2 + 38
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Question 2:
Rashid spent Rs 35.75 for Maths book and Rs 32.60 for Science book. Find the total amount spent by Rashid.
Answer:
Price of Maths book = Rs. 35.75
Price of Science book = Rs. 32.60
Total amount spent by Rashid is
Therefore, the amount spent by Rashid is Rs 68.35.
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Question 3:
Radhika’s mother gave her Rs 10.50 and her father gave her Rs 15.80, find the total amount given to Radhika by the parents.
Answer:
Amount given by mother = Rs. 10.50
Amount given by mother = Rs. 15.80
Total amount given by parents is
Therefore, the amount given by her parents is Rs 26.30.
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Question 4:
Nasreen bought 3 m 20 cm cloth for her shirt and 2 m 5 cm cloth for her trouser. Find the total length of cloth bought by her.
Answer:
Cloth for shirt = 3 m 20 cm
Cloth for trouser = 2 m 5 cm
Total length of cloth is
Hence, the total length of cloth bought by her is 5.25 m.
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Question 5:
Naresh walked 2 km 35 m in the morning and 1 km 7 m in the evening. How much distance did he walk in all?
Answer:
Distance walked in the morning = 2 km 35 m
= 2.035 km
Distance walked in the evening = 1 km 7 m
= 1.007 km
Total distance walked by him is
Video Solution for decimals (Page: 179 , Q.No.: 5)
NCERT Solution for Class 6 maths  decimals 179 , Question 5
Page No 180:
Question 6:
Sunita travelled 15 km 268 m by bus, 7 km 7 m by car and 500 m on foot in order to reach her school. How far is her school from her residence?
Answer:
Distance travelled by bus = 15 km 268 m
= 15.268 km
Distance travelled by car = 7 km 7 m
= 7.007 km
Distance travelled on foot = 500 m
= 0.500 km
Total distance of school from her residence is
Video Solution for decimals (Page: 180 , Q.No.: 6)
NCERT Solution for Class 6 maths  decimals 180 , Question 6
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Question 7:
Ravi purchased 5 kg 400 g rice, 2 kg 20 g sugar and 10 kg 850 g flour. Find the total weight of his purchases.
Answer:
Weight of rice = 5 kg 400 g =
Weight of sugar = 2 kg 20 g =
Weight of flour = 10 kg 850 g =
Total weight of his purchases is
Page No 181:
Question 1:
Subtract:
(a) Rs 18.25 from Rs 20.75
(b) 202.54 m from 250 m
(c) Rs 5.36 from Rs 8.40
(d) 2.051 km from 5.206 km
(e) 0.314 kg from 2.107 kg
Answer:
(a) Rs 20.75 − Rs 18.25
(b) 250 m − 202.54 m
(c) Rs 8.40 − Rs 5.36
(d) 5.206 km − 2.051 km
(e) 2.107 kg − 0.314 kg
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Question 2:
Find the value of:
(a) 9.756 − 6.28
(b) 21.05 − 15.27
(c) 18.5 − 6.79
(d) 11.6 − 9.847
Answer:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
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Question 3:
Raju bought a book for Rs 35.65. He gave Rs 50 to the shopkeeper. How much money did he get back from the shopkeeper?
Answer:
Money that Raju will get back will be the difference of these two.
Hence, money that Raju will get back is
Therefore, he will get back Rs 14.35.
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Question 4:
Rani had Rs 18.50. She bought one icecream for Rs 11.75. How much money does she have now?
Answer:
The money left with Rani will be the difference of these two.
Hence, the money left is
Video Solution for decimals (Page: 182 , Q.No.: 4)
NCERT Solution for Class 6 maths  decimals 182 , Question 4
Page No 182:
Question 5:
Tina had 20 m 5 cm long cloth. She cuts 4 m 50 cm length of cloth from this for making a curtain. How much cloth is left with her?
Answer:
The length of the cloth left with her will be the difference of these two.
Hence, the length of the cloth left with her is
Therefore, 15.55 m cloth will be remaining.
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Question 6:
Namita travels 20 km 50 m every day. Out of this, she travels 10 km 200 m by bus and the rest by auto. How much distance does she travel by auto?
Answer:
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Question 7:
Aakash bought vegetables weighing 10 kg. Out of this, 3 kg 500 g is onions, 2 kg 75 g is tomatoes and the rest is potatoes. What is the weight of the potatoes?
Answer:
Total weight of vegetables bought = 10.000 kg
Weight of onions = 3 kg 500 g = 3.500 kg
Weight of tomatoes = 2 kg 75 g = 2.075 kg
Weight of potatoes = Total weight of vegetables bought − (Weight of onions + Weight of tomatoes)
= 10.000 − (3.500 + 2.075)
Hence, the weight of the potatoes was 4.425 kg.
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